SEATTLE, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Mobile giving has become one of the fastest ways to send monetary relief to those affected by natural disasters where immediate access to funds is critical in the first few days. Through the Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF), your entire donation goes to the recipient charity, and the donation appears as a charge on your carrier bill; standard rates may apply.
Just by texting a keyword to a designated short code via a mobile phone, a micro-donation of $5 or $10 can be made to aid the people affected by this tragedy. MGF works with North American operators to enable a 100% pass-through of funds raised by all the mobile campaigns listed in this alert. MGF partners with several organizations and application service providers (ASPs) such as the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), Mobile Commons, Zipstripe and myThum to enable these campaigns.
The following organizations now have active mobile giving campaigns:
Text "JAPAN" or "TSUNAMI" to 20222 to donate $10
On behalf of Save the Children Federation, Inc.
Text "4JAPAN" or "4TSUNAMI" to 20222 to donate $10
On behalf of World Vision, Inc.
Text "MERCY" to 25383 to donate $10
On behalf of Mercy Corps
Text "ASIA" or "ASIE" to 30333 to donate $5
On behalf of The Canadian Red Cross Society
Text "QUAKE" to 45678 to donate $10
On behalf of The Salvation Army in Canada
For more information on these various campaigns and how mobile giving works, Jim Manis, the CEO of the Mobile Giving Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping other non-profits raise funds through mobile, is available to provide an overview.
Please contribute now.
Kathrine Dela or Valerie Christopherson
Global Results Comms, (GRC)
+1 (949) 608 0276
SOURCE Mobile Giving Foundation